Electricity pricing, heatwaves and household vulnerability in Australia

Nicholls, L, McCann, H, Strengers, Y and Bosomworth, K 2017, Electricity pricing, heatwaves and household vulnerability in Australia, Centre for Urban Research, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia


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Title of report Electricity pricing, heatwaves and household vulnerability in Australia
Author(s) Nicholls, L
McCann, H
Strengers, Y
Bosomworth, K
Year of publication 2017
Publisher Centre for Urban Research, RMIT University
Place of publication Melbourne, Australia
Subjects Environment Policy
Environmental Sociology
Social and Cultural Geography
Abstract/Summary This project was funded by Energy Consumers Australia Limited (www. energyconsumersaustralia.com.au) as part of its grants process for consumer advocacy projects and research projects for the benefits of consumers of electricity and natural gas. The views expressed in this document do not necessarily reflect the views of Energy Consumers Australia. Key points • Current cost-reflective pricing policy and research does not engage sufficiently with the health and wellbeing risks to heat vulnerable households • Vulnerable households may be at financial and/or health risk during extreme heat under cost-reflective pricing
Commissioning body Energy Consumers Australia
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